• Margaret's Hope Spring Chinary Black

  • Notes of fruits & greens brighten up this Darjeeling cup.

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      Straight from Darjeeling

      No middlemen. No auction houses. No exporters.

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      Whole leaf, highest tea grade

      Pure Indian single estate tea experience

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    Freshness Journey

    Our Unique & Transparent procurement process, from leaf to cup
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      Picked & Processed

      10th - 11th May

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      Arrived at Teabox
      Within 24 hours of manufacture at the estate we receive our teas.

      12th May

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      Sorted & Cleaned
      We sort the tea according to its grade, to ensure only whole leaves are sent to you, not the fannings and dust.

      13th May

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      Vacuum Packed
      We vacuum pack to preserve the freshness of your teas from its 4 enemies - Light, heat, moisture and oxygen.

      13th May

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      Stored @ -5°c
      Teabox is the only brand to have a cold chain processing facility in Darjeeling, that allows teas to be stored at -5°C (at 3-4% moisture levels) to preserve and enhance the shelf life.

      13th May

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      Ready to Ship

      14th May

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    Earlier known as Bara Ringtong, this revered tea estate was established in 1864 and rechristened as Margaret's Hope in 1927. A picturesque garden with two rivers flowing through and views of the incredible Himalayan peaks, the estate produces the finest first flush teas. This year's produce is memorable. Notes of fruits arrive towards the start with subtle green hints adding depth to the liquor towards the middle. The aftertaste is of fresh peonies, making it an exceptional cup of first flush 2021 Darjeeling.

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    Season The season of teas picked between the four flushes(harvests) of the year First

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    Specialty Represents the cultivar of the tea plant Chinary

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    Caffeine The amount of caffeine this tea contains Medium

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    Time Of Day Recommended time to savor for the best tea experience Anytime

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    Picking date 10-May-2021

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    Best consumed Hot

    the experience

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    aroma

    Marked by notes of muskmelon, mandarin with light vegetal & floral accents

    appearance

    Light Gold

    taste

    A light-bodied, mellow cup which feels ample in the mouth and is pleasantly brisk. Delectable tropical fruity undertones similar to mandarin and muskmelon coat the palate right at the start and resonate throughout the length of the cup. Subtle green undercurrents are discernible along the edges which are joined by light nutty accents similar to hazelnut; rendering a layer of depth and vibrancy to the liquor. Sweet fragrance of fresh peonies comes through towards the end and lingers on, making for a memorable experience of Chinary black tea from this revered tea estate.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Fritters, cheese-based salads, tropical fruits and assorted cheeses

    dryleaves

    dry leaf

    aroma

    Cedar, fresh walnuts, biscotti along with flowery-woody notes akin to ivy and fragrant ferns

    appearance

    Tightly rolled, short, blackish-green leaves with some silvery buds and olive-green cut leaves

    infusion

    aroma

    Refreshing with delicate, sweet floral tones akin to violets, freesia and revitalizing yuzu accents

    appearance

    Open, slightly mixed, olive-green leaves; some with cut stems and young, unopened buds

    steeping notes

    Water

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    6 fl oz / 180 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    185oF -194oF / 85oC -90oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    2 tsp / 0.09 oz / 2.5 g

    Use the suggested quantity above with the approximate water

    Time

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    5 mins

    Infuse the leaves for a recommended time

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    Lemon

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    Drink Plain

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    Sugar

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    Honey

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    THE 4 'S' OF TEA EXPERIENCE

    Smell

    The mesmerizing aroma of the dry leaf is one that can’t be missed. Just take a whiff and be transported to a whole new level

    Steep

    Never boil your tea. Make your tea with comfort. Let it infuse at its own speed. Play some music, water your plants, or knock off two pages from the book while your cup steeps.

    Sip

    Feel every accent. Taste every note. A journey into the firework of taste and texture of the cup!

    Savor

    Tea is your moment of PAUSE. It’s a break from the world of chaos. Savor the experience, it’s your me time.